24-02-2022  Thursday

20 January to 28 April, 2022

Advanced Research Methods - A

Every Thursday (11:00-13:00)

Venue: Online Meeting/Video Conferencing

Coordinator: Dean's Office

Graduate Courses for January - April 2022 (ONLINE & HYBRID)

Second Year Advanced Core Course:


Dr. Deepa Chari

Starting from January 20, 2022


NIUS Teachers' Workshop 2022

Date: 22 to 25 February, 2022
Time: 09:00 - 16:00

Venue: Various Venues in the Campus

Coordinator: Dr. Anuttama Kulkarni / Prof. Rekha Vartak

NIUS Teachers' Workshop 2022


Thursday Seminar by Dr. Aditi Kothiyal

Date: 24 February, 2022
Time: 15:00 - 16:00

Venue: Main Building Lecture Room - G1

Coordinator: Centre Director's Office

Please note that it will be at G1 (M.B), HBCSE and also done through an online mode [Zoom meeting application] for those not attending physically. The details of which are as follows:

Zoom Link:


Meeting ID:

940 5808 5713



Title of the talk:

From computer interfaces to robots - A survey of the design and analysis of embodied learning environments

Name of the Speaker:

Dr. Aditi Kothiyal

Abstract of the talk:

Extending earlier learning by doing approaches, there is now a lot of research interest in technology-based embodied learning, i.e, utilizing novel interactions between the body, environment, and actions, provided by technology, to advance learning. Here we conceive of learning as conceptual understanding or acquiring of disciplinary thinking practices, such as estimation, troubleshooting, computational thinking, etc. My main focus of research is understanding how we can design for and analyse such embodied learning. In this talk, I will survey four such technology-mediated learning projects, with different perspectives of embodied learning.

1. Design and analysis of an interface for representational competence

2. Design and analysis of a learning environment for engineering estimation

3. An action-based analysis of a collaborative activity for computational thinking

4. Designing tangible learning environments with handheld robots

In my proposed work at HBCSE, I seek to extend insights and methods from these projects to Makerspaces, which are learning environments where learners develop, in tandem, science concepts and engineering practices (such as design, prototyping and experimentation) through making and tinkering. The goal of my proposed work is to bring together the understanding from previous projects to study the nature of learning in makerspaces, and redesign makerspaces to support specific types of learning.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Aditi Kothiyal, is a postdoctoral researcher in the CHILI lab at EPFL Lausanne, and the Executive Director of joint EPFL-ETHZ doctoral program in learning sciences. With a background in learning sciences / educational technology, Dr. Kothiyal is researching the potential of robotics in various STEM education contexts from primary school to undergraduate learners. She is a faculty applicant at HBCSE with an interest in the area of transforming engineering and engineering sciences education through makerspaces.